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Hawkins County teens ages 16, 17 accused of planning mass school shooting

Hawkins County teens ages 16, 17 accused of planning mass school shooting

June 13th, 2014 11:22 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Two Volunteer High school teens charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder for what authorities describe as a detailed school shooting plan, had become obsessed with the Columbine High School massacre, according to Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie

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Elizabethton council OKs budget with no tax hike

Elizabethton council OKs budget with no tax hike

June 13th, 2014 9:13 am by John Thompson

The Elizabethton budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year was approved by the City Council on first reading Thursday night. The budget will not require a property tax increase, and this year's tax rate of $1.82 per $100 of assessed value was approved again for

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Unicoi school board honors five retiring educators at meeting

Unicoi school board honors five retiring educators at meeting

June 13th, 2014 8:53 am by Brad Hicks

Five educators with more than 170 years of experience in the Unicoi County School System were recognized at Thursday's meeting of the Board of Education as those employees enter retirement.

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Balancing Johnson City Schools' 2015 budget no easy task for commissioners

Balancing Johnson City Schools' 2015 budget no easy task for commissioners

June 12th, 2014 9:58 pm by Gary B. Gray

Budget workshop after budget workshop, and still the same hill to climb: Balancing Johnson City Schools' 2015 budget.

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City residents to get say in date of municipal election

City residents to get say in date of municipal election

June 12th, 2014 9:53 pm by Gary B. Gray

After years of waning voter turnout, Johnson City officials plan to give residents a chance to decide whether municipal elections should be moved to coincide with the November general election.

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Carson Peters rocks the Covered Bridge - VIDEO

Carson Peters rocks the Covered Bridge - VIDEO

June 12th, 2014 9:47 pm by Tony Casey

Several hundred people packed the space facing the stage placed in front of the Veterans Memorial on Thursday night, sitting in folding chairs, with their phones pointed at not a man, but a boy.

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Learning comes naturally at area summer camps

Learning comes naturally at area summer camps

June 12th, 2014 9:28 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury, Press Staff Writer

School may be out for the summer, but kids in the Johnson City area still have the opportunity to learn while having fun.

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Erwin Utilities customers to benefit from fiber-optic network project

Erwin Utilities customers to benefit from fiber-optic network project

June 12th, 2014 9:13 pm by Brad Hicks

Erwin Utilities General Manager Lee Brown said the establishment of the Clinchfield Railroad and the completion of Interstate 26 proved themselves to be "economic drivers" for the Erwin community.

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Man charged with vandalism of ex's vehicle

Man charged with vandalism of ex's vehicle

June 12th, 2014 9:06 pm by Staff Reports

Police say they've arrested a Johnson City man and charged him with felony vandalism.

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Eagle pending: At just 14, this industrious scout is way ahead of the normal pace

Eagle pending: At just 14, this industrious scout is way ahead of the normal pace

June 12th, 2014 2:50 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

At age 14, Tyler Jones, a seven-year member of the local Sequoyah Council of Boy Scouts, set out to accomplish his Eagle Scout ranking before he started high school.

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